What parent doesn’t want their child to feel special? As a parent, you go day by day trying to make your child feel special in small ways. Sometimes it can feel as though life is just busy and there’s no time to do this. However, don’t be fooled, there’s always time to make your child feel special. If you’re looking for some awesome ideas, check out these tips.
How to Help Your Child Feel Special
One-on-One time– I’m not sure anything can make a child feel more special than spending one on one time with them. This proves the point that it’s not about how much time you spend with someone, but the quality is what matters most. There are no special rules when it comes to spending one on one time with your children, it’s just a matter of making it happen.
Write a note– One thing that a lot of children find special is when they find a note in their lunchbox. You don’t even need to put a note in their lunchbox as there are tons of opportunities to write notes for your kids. If your child can read, then this is a major way to make your child feel special. Write a little note on the mirror in the bathroom, leave a note in their room, or even mail it to them. Kids love getting mail, especially when it’s from mom or dad.
Tell your child they are special– Sometimes actions just cannot simply outdo words. Telling your child that they are special is really important. Believe it or not, some kids may need to hear “they are special” every day!
Allow your child to express themselves– There is no doubt that every child has their own special talents. Which is why allowing your child to express themselves is important. You never want your child to suppress their creativity. Look for ways in which you can help your child to express themselves, which in return will help them to feel special.
Let your child make decisions for themselves– There comes a point when your child will need to make choices for themselves, this makes them feel so incredibly special. Do you remember when you were first allowed to have those freedoms? Kids need to be able to do somethings for themselves. This will help them feel incredibly special.
Let your child do something special for someone else– This tip is an important one. In order for your child to appreciate everything you do for them, you’ll want to let your child do something special for someone else. That might mean writing a letter to someone, it could mean making a special treat for a neighbor, or even helping a sibling with something. Let them help decide how they will make someone else feel special.
Making your child feel special is never about you, it’s about them. Kids need to feel love, accepted, wanted, and special. Feeling these emotions helps them to grow into adults with feelings.
What are some tips you have for making your child feel special?
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